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Pottery Workers of Oaxaca


Published 1952


This film showcases the work of the Jiménez family of Oaxaca, and the legendary Zapotec potter Doña Rosa Real de Nieto, and her traditional technique of below-ground firing.


Run time 14 min.
Producer Ralph Adams
Production Company Ralph Adams Productions
Sponsor Castellano Family Foundation
Audio/Visual sound, color

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Reviewer: ChaKo - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 9, 2009
Subject: Happy and having fun
I guess everyone was "happy and looking forward to a day of pleasure" back in '52.

Wow - what an incredibly cheesy voice-over.
If you can get beyond this, there is some amazing footage of a woman creating pottery with her bare hands.

The people of Mexico work incredibly hard.
But from the narrator's perspective, all the children are happy to be working because they have no toys! In fact, all the people in this film are so happy from all their working, it's all they can do to keep from dancing!

If only they had more hours of sunlight in their day, or the temperatures in Oaxaca could be just a little warmer, why I'll bet they'd be even happier to work all day long!

WOW! 1952...am I living on the same planet?
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